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New 2-euro commemorative coin on display in the Museum

The theme? The Belgian presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The NBB Museum wins Public Prize

Nominated by a jury of specialists as one of the five Brussels-based candidates for this year’s Museum Prize, the National Bank of Belgium’s Museum did not scoop this prestigious award in the end. But, far better than any consolation prize, it was meanwhile chosen as the public’s favourite.

Counterfeiting through the ages

Counterfeiting is a perennial fact of life. Even in the days before coins came into use, people were faking the current means of payment; and shortly after the first coins were produced in the seventh century BC, the first forgeries also turned up.